Prep for Pregnancy & Childbirth

The Classes

Reduce stress, reduce anxiety, improve satisfaction, enhance social support, reduce the need for medication.

The first class is designed for all women as they navigate through their pregnancy. The second part is preparation for childbirth and support partners are encouraged to attend as well.

Pregnancy Class Content

 

  • Pelvic floor education
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Back care and exercises to prevent and treat back pain
  • Posture
  • Abdominal muscles
  • Breathing and relaxation
  • Bladder and bowel care
Prep for Childbirth Class

 

  • Breathing during labour for pain relief¬†
  • Relaxation exercises for pregnancy and labour
  • Positioning for first and second stages of labour
  • Using a ball during labour
  • Non-chemical forms of pain relief
  • Coping with premature urge to push
  • Support persons role during labour
  • How to prepare for a caesarean section if required
  • Physiotherapy options for immediately postpartum

Preparation for childbirth classes have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety for women and their support partners, improve satisfaction with the childbirth experience, enhance social support with other mothers and reduce the need for pain relieving medication during labour.